Welcome to Berkeley City Ballet

A community non-profit for 47 years.
Directed by Elizabeth Godfrey since 2000.

Recent Testimonials:

"The zoom classes have been fantastic, and the teachers have done an incredible job at encouraging the kids and keeping them engaged. Thank you for continuing to provide classes this fall, they are the best zoom sessions we have attended!" BCB Parent

"It has been incredible to see my daughter grow so much as a dancer, even in this time of Covid-19, thanks to the continuity allowed by the Zoom classes. Just as important as her growth in technique, she has found much-needed community, friendship and connection, thanks to the lovely way in which these classes are led and curated. Thank you so much Berkeley City Ballet!" BCB Parent

 "A huge thank-you for the summer workshop. Could you please pass along my thanks to my daughter's teacher? She is so amazing with the children, and her patience, yet firmness, is incredible. That workshop has been an absolute life line for my daughter. It is her only social interaction outside the house. Without BCB and her teacher, she likely would have fallen into a depression this summer. Thank you, thank you, thank you." BCB Parent

"Thank you! My daughter is having a great time - very grateful for this continuity and space for connection & dance!" BCB Parent

"Thanks for pivoting BCB to online classes. It's so important to maintain kids' arts education, especially now." BCB Parent


Coronavirus Update:
BCB is open for in person classes. Once you enroll BCB will send more detailed information on protocols for being in the studio.

In Person Summer Dance Camps:
Open for enrollment (for girls and boys 4-8 years old) now for:
June 14-25 9am-3pm
July 12-23 9am-3pm
See more information here.

In Person Summer Classes: 
Open for enrollment for Dance With Me, Pre-Ballet 1-2, Pre-Ballet 3-Ballet Basics and some Pre-Professional Classes.
Enroll now for Session 5!

BCB appreciates your patronage:
As a small, local, non-profit of 46 years, we rely heavily on your support to continue to be able to offer classes and employ teachers. BCB can't do this without you.
Help keep BCB dancing by:
Enrolling in Session 4 or 5 and/or donating to our school here.
We look forward to dancing with you again!

~Session Dates 2020-2021:

Each Session is approximately 10 weeks. Students enroll each Session.
Pre-Professional Classes: August 17-June 5 (40 weeks)
Session 1: August 17-October 24
Session 2: October 26-January 16
Session 3: January 18-March 27
Session 4: March 29-June 5
Session 5: June 7-August 14
Summer Workshop: June 14-July 16 (Pre-Professional)

~Visiting Days:
For all: Pre-Ballet and Ballet Basics Classes
(unless notified)
Week of October 19
Week of January 11
Week of March 22
Week of May 31

~Virtual Birthday Parties are now available -contact BCB.

~Registration is easy to do, just click on «To Register»!
Essential Info and links:
Financial Policies
Class Uniforms
Class Information
Parking: In residential area. The BCB lot is reserved for staff.

Established in 1974 as a non-profit,
Berkeley City Ballet remains a consistent and enduring part of the city of Berkeley.
Berkeley City Ballet is committed to the mission of bringing cultural enrichment, as well as an awareness and appreciation for the art of dance, to the diverse East Bay.


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